Bryant and other families who lost loved ones in the crash previously reached an undisclosed settlement with the operator of the doomed helicopter after they sued the company for wrongful deaths. Judge Walter questioned how Bryant and Chester could distinguish between the emotional distress they suffered over their loss of their family members and the emotional distress they say they suffered over the photos being taken and shared. “How do you quantify it?” Walter asked. The attorneys for Bryant and Chester said it will depend on the testimony and what the jury decides. The judge indicated he would like it settled before that.
January 27, 2023 | 9:16 pm EST Update
Doug Smith: Nick Nurse, diplomatically, on some goofiness among NBA player all-star votes: “I feel that the players should be given a vote, I think they feel strongly about who should be in it but I think in just about any kind of voting system, we have issues.”